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move. the 49ers began the process of repolicing the field. grown -- replacing the field. the special grass had just been layed down in april. they touted its strength saying when a player plants his cleat it holds together better but the roots haven't taken. >> it could be dangerous if it is tearing up in clumps like that. >> reporter: dwight clark says he admires the team for taking quick action. >> you have to pat the 49ers on the back -- 49ers on their back. changing the field, that is crazy. i promise you it is not cheap. >> he says it can be done and other sources confirm by bringing in thick cut deep rooted sod, it could be safe in a matter of days.
>> i would have got new cleats and tried that out. >> reporter: fans say they were surprised by the move. but hopeful the new field will be better. >> very drastic but the crews are working fast and i think they will get it done. >> reporter: in a statement the 49ers said they determined the appropriate measures to have the field ready for sunday. they are not commenting on what the measures are or how much this is costing. live, ann rubin, ktvu channel 2 news. >> and the 49ers game is on ktvu sunday. coverage starts at 12:30 p.m. all access pass levi stadium. then the 49ers take on the san diego chargers at 1:00 p.m. and join us after the game for the point after with mark ibanez right here on ktvu. there are more questions than answers this evening after two men were found dead. each in their own backyard. authorities say both were shot to death in what may be a
murder-suicide. ktvu's mike mibach is live that scene where sheriff's deputies are searching for clues. mike? >> reporter: yeah. 22 hours in, still an active crime scene. one body was removed. the second body remains at the scene. investigators are canvassing two of the homes here, bodies were founds in the back yards. what the investigators are looking for is clues to determine if it was a murder- suicide. >> reporter: two homes, one investigation, all in strawberry. >> sounded like a gun shot. >> reporter: this crew working says what they heard -- >> we didn't see anything. >> happened about 1:00 p.m. yesterday. >> not the thing i would expect in mill valley. >> reporter: six hours later. >> a family returned to their
house here last night and discovered one of their family members down in their backyard. the sheriff gets a 911 call. dispatch is dispatched. a 61-year-old has been shot and killed. >> terrifying. >> reporter: deputies immediately started sweeping the area and in a neighboring backyard they also found a man with a gun shot wound who was also pronounced dead. >> we haven't determined anything yet. >> the relationship between the victims is not known but one neighbor said the man lived with his wife and son and the other victim was staying here at his parent's house. loud music late at night had been coming from that house. the motive for the killing is still under investigation.
>> i know them in passing. there is a mother and a son. i don't know them personally. >> the names have not yet been released. deputies found a rifle near the body of one of the victims and they say they are not searching for a suspect. agonman in this -- a gunman in this case. mike mibach, ktvu channel 2 news. investigators in oakland are looking into whether fireworks caused a fire that left 33 people homeless. you can see from the roof of the -- flames from the roof of the apartment building last night. the fire spread from one building to the building next door. fortunately all of the people inside got out safely. witnesses say they heard two loud explosion before the fire started. >> we went to check it out and it was a lot of flames in the back. and they just spread quickly.
>> fire crews say there were unexplode fireworks found where the fire began -- unexploded fireworks where the fire began. at 6:00 p.m. we will talk to the people effected by the fire and how they are dealing dealing with the loss. two people are recovering after a robbery and kidnapping in contra costa county. it started around 8:00 p.m. last mouth outside the martinez city limits. two men were driving away from an unidentified business when a man armed with a gun jumped in to the car and told them to drive. the gunman made both men give up their wallets. the gunman told the driver to stop, he jumped out of the car. but he wasn't finished. >> the driver sped away. it was then we believe the suspect fired a couple shots at the vehicle. nobody was struck. >> investigators say they have
found no witnesses or surveillance video. they are looking for the gunman as a white manb 20 years old -- man 20 years old with short hair. hit-and-run accident in san jose. police arrested this man in the case. on sunday night he was riding his bike on center road when he was struck and killed. the next day there was another hit and run a block away that left a pedestrian in critical condition. that driver surrendered to police two hours later. new developments in the case of a gay man who died in the hospital after he was beaten on a sidewalk in san francisco. police released pictures of a person of interest in the case. ktvu's david stevenson is live now in the city to tell us what he learned. david? >> reporter: the images you are about to see come from a taxi
cab that came upon the confrontation between the victim and the man police are looking for. >> reporter: investigators hope they will solve a mystery. >> we would like it speak to this person. >> bryan higgins known as feather lynn in san francisco was found beaten early august 10. police today released surveillance video taken from a taxi cab. investigators say the footage shows him being followed by this man moments before they move out of camera range. >> there is an altercation, that is what we want it talk to this person about. >> reporter: he says the man may be one of several that cause trouble near his restaurant. bryan higgins' friends held a vigil wednesday as the family removed him from life support. >> i was shocked.
i am not surprised. this area, we see fightalize the time -- fights all the time. . >> reporter: another look at the person of interest police want to talk to in the death of bryan higgins. he is described as white male wearing a gray sweatshirt and a red shirt underneath it. reporting live in san francisco, david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. two american missionaries who contracted ebola have been discharged from an atlanta hospital, including dr. kent brantly. >> today is a miraculous day. i am thrilled to be alive. to be well and reunited with my family. >> he left the hospital today. another missionary, nancy writebol left tuesday. both were at the hospital three weeks. doctors do not believe the patients will relapse or spread the virus. >> to the extent we have
tested, there is no evidence of ebola virus in their bodies. >> both were treated with an environmental drug -- experimental drug. and in three minutes we will hear from a doctor who is on the front lines in the fight against ebola. he speaks with us from sierra leone on what makes it so dangerous and unique. . ferguson, missouri, protests have been quieter over the past 24 hours and the governor ordered the withdrawal of national guard troops. [ chanting ] >> a group of protesters demanding justice for michael brown delivered thousands of signatures. they want the prosecutor looking into the shooting of the unarmed teenager to step down because several numbers of his family work for law enforcement. the naacp is also calling for a special prosecutor to
investigate. the funeral for michael brown is scheduled for monday. there are also protests here in the bay area in san francisco and oakland tonight all part of what is called a national day of rage. ktvu's paul chambers is downtown with more. >> as you said there was a protest scheduled but there is no one here on the plaza. some people are getting tired of the protests, they say here we go again. but the people taking action in these protests that are peaceful protests say they are needed and they will keep doing it to keep it as a reminder. >> reporter: it has been two weeks since michael brown was shot and killed by a st. louis police officer. since then people have held protests, still some people question why protest if the shooting didn't happen here. >> people of color had similar
experiences no matter where you are from. this is more about what happens every day. >> it is something that touches probably every black community in the country. >> all of us had some kind of encounters. >> reporter: he has been recognized for the work he has done to serve his community. he says being a black man he understands the outrage across the nation and supports their right to assemble but the problem is when those who don't block join in. >> all they do is confuse people. they get in the way. i wish they would stop. >> he is in charnel of development -- charge of development and supports the fight for justice but when they cloud their message they ignore them and stay on course. >> they are not part of the
people that are fighting. they are coming from outside, coming to rile stuff up. >> reporter: all the protests here in oakland have been peaceful with no major issues. this is a big topic he will discuss this weekend on the radio. paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. laptops, jewelry, even false teeth left behind at airport security. the best way to make sure your lost stuff is returned to you. >> a special program to get tough on car thieves. 2 investigates uncovers if it is working. facing a fine after ripping out her lawn to save water. a monthly fine of $50. >> the push to protect homeowners like her. bulldog: if you're like me,
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robin williams ashes have been scattered in san francisco bay. his body was cremated on august 12, the day after he died. the death certificate does not list a cause of death but says it is pending investigation. robin williams committed suicide on august 11. they are till awaiting tuxcology results. -- toxicology results. punished for doing the right thing, that is what is happening to her. she replaced her lawn with drought resistant plants and ktvu's rob roth is live with why her association now wants tofine her. rob? >> reporter: well, this is what the fuss is about. an old lawn, replaced by drought resistant plants but the homeowners association doesn't like the way it looks. >> this is all drought tolerant
planting. >> reporter: she showed us what she planted. >> my ground cover will take minimal watering. the lawn would -- i would have to put in a sprinkler system. >> she thought she had the approval of her homeowners association till she got a notice fining her $50 a month. the letter said she hadn't followed procedures. >> i was angry. i will admit to being angry. >> east bay mud approved her plan. the homeowners association said the board plans to invite her to their october meeting to discuss the matter as neighbors rather than through the media. she received an e-mail from the manager of the homeowners association saying he supports her yard and he asked the board
to approve the plan and wave the fine. it is up to the board to decide. >> i think it is crazy they would fine her. >> they are not in touch with current conditions. they are more status quo, very important to them. >> reporter: lawmakers approved a plan to prevent homeowners associations from fining residents who left their lawn go brown during the drought. a second bill allowing drought resistant plants is awaiting the governor's signature. she hired an attorney. she plans to continue fighting for doing what she says is the right thing. reporting live, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. now a sense of how severe the drought is. a new map came out today. on the right, you can see much of the state is in exceptional drought. on the left, more yellow, that is what it looked like a year
ago. a lot has changed. >> startling. wow! let's bring in our chief meteorologist bill martin. when do you think we could expect some rain here? >> typically, late october, early november rain starts to come in. i was looking and there is tropical activity that could pull north into the next couple weeks. 10, 12 days we might see rain. the concern would be thunderstorms. real rain is late october, early november. usually we get a lot of rain in november. outside we have temperatures that were warmer than yesterday. fog along the coast. not as much cool air is filtering inland. it is still mild inland. upper 80s. almost low 90s east of vacaville. the fog along the coast. there it is. settling in.
let's come in closer here. you see -- the way you can tell the ininvestigation is happening -- inversion is happening, yeah, remember the other night, i had fog, that tells you it is over a thousand feet. here it is below that at this point and that inhibits the cool air from flowing inland and heats us up. fairfield 23 miles per hour. concord 23 miles per hour right now. the valley, good air quality. san francisco international airport 20 miles per hour. we have more yellows. right? 70s. more. the fog forecast tomorrow morning, there it is. look, see? not doing the push inland. i think we will see fog in
oakland tomorrow but not the fog we have been seeing. highs. how does it go? tomorrow is like today. maybe cooler. maybe warmer. 80 vallejo. 84 livermore. these are your highs for friday. how about that? 77 san jose. a lot of kids going back to school next week and things will warm up. the five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view we stat off tomorrow about the same, cooler, warmer. but on saturday, comes up, sunday comes up, monday and tuesday back into the mid-90s and talking about fire danger and air quality. when i come back we will look at the long range model and your bay area weekend. >> thank you. 2 investigates goes inside a program b.a.r.t. is using to target thieves
breaking into cars. >> plus a young california man sickened with west nile, how many times he had to visit the doctor before it was caught. >> julie haener is here now for what we are working on for 6:00 p.m. >> 2 investigates exposed one of the biggest odometer fraud suspects in the area. now it is taking a turn. we are coming through the 79 charges he is now facing, including some that have nothing to do with cars. and a legal fight over a bay area man who was shot and killed by police. the questions about what the man did with a taser moments before he was shot. these stories and much more coming up new at 6:00 p.m. geico motorcycle, see how much you could save. ♪
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u.s. sources. two journalist whose were held with james wright foley were freed after france paid $18 million ransom. the obama administration says despite james wright foley's death the u.s. will not reconsider its refusal to pay ransom to terrorists. >> we have had this policy for a very long time. it is in place to protect our citizens and not provide terrorists with the funding they need. >> it is not clear whether another american journalist is still alive. isis threatened to kill him if the united states didn't stop air strikes in iraq. man from central california is the latest person to contract west nile virus and become ill. the 20-year-old thinks he got it from a mosquito bite while fishing on the river. he went to the hospital three
times before doctors figured out he had west nile virus. by then he was so sick he was in the hospital for 9 days. and he also says she lucky to -- he is lucky to be alive. >> it is frustrating a mosquito could do this much damage oo someone -- to someone. . >> west nile virus can effect anyone at any age. 5 human cases have been reported in the bay area. new information after a 2- year-old was killed in a hit and run. her aunt appeared in court for the first time since being arrest. what she pleaded pleaded for the judge to do. >> the one thing people lost most at sfo and the strangers titems -- items they found. >> the special resources b.a.r.t. is doing to get tough on thieves and where your vehicle
complete bay area news coverage continues right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. >> new developments in the case of a two-year-old girl killed in a hit and run. her aunt appeared in court facing felony child endangerment charges. it is a story we reported over the weekend. a few hours ago the aunt pleaded not guilty. ktvu's cristina rendon is live with more on how this has torn the family apart. the aunt's attorney pleaded with the judge saying she held a job since he was 14, about to start college on monday and she would be at grieving.
>> reporter: two families grieving the loss gathered in a san francisco courtroom divide. her aunt, 25 years old, cried and pleaded not guilty to felony child endangerment. >> she didn't mean for none of that. none of that to happen. >> reporter: she is accused of walking her niece against a red light and leaving her in the middle of the cross walk while she got her brother. the driver of a car hit and killed the girl last friday night. she wants her cleared of all charges. [ indiscernible ] >> it was a flying car she said and i believe her. >> reporter: she says she was ear responsible and her father is upset. >> he has every right to be
angry. [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: the attorney says they will fight the case to the nail. >> i don't think it is right to have someone accused of a crime when someone else is outstanding is responsible for it. >> reporter: authorities continue looking for the car. >> clearly we like to identify the driver of the vehicle. we like to get additional information as to what occurred. >> the district attorney says this is a tragic case -- tragic case that should have never happened. [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: bail is $50,000. the families are planning separate funerals this sunday and monday. live in san francisco, cristina rendon, ktvu channel 2 news. california attorney general kamala harris will will appeal a decision that struck down the death penalty in california as
unconstitutional. last month a judge found delays in carrying out execution are unfair. since california reinstated the death penalty in 1978 only 13 executions have been carried out while more than 900 people have been sentenced to death. all executions have been suspended since 2006 when a judge found the procedures could inflict pain. san jose police are trying to determine the motive in a drive-by shooting this morning. a man was getting into a green toyota before 6:00 a.m. this morning when a car drove up and someone started shooting. the man was hit once. he was taken to the hospital with serious injuries but is expected to survive. police say the only description of the suspect vehicle is it is a dark colored sedan. it is too soon to tell if it is gang related. two americans who had ebola
have been released from the hospital. more than 1300 people have died. those deaths spread across guinea, nigeria, sierra leone, and liberia. and liberia is where it is spreading the fastest. ktvu's john fowler spoke with a doctor on the front lines who left san francisco this week for sierra leone. >> reporter: he left his office on monday for sierra leone and the front lines of ebola. >> feels like a war out there. ebola versus the doctors. ebola versus the communities. >> reporter: he folk to us by skype from a closed hospital. [ indiscernible ] >> there is so many gaps right now. i feel like i am -- [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: in sacramento today a patient who traveled to west africa and showed ebola systems was declared free of
the disease. >> we could potentially have an vinyl show up who -- individual show up who does have ebola. >> reporter: healthcare workers here may be at risk of getting ebola which is up to 90% fatal but likely not the general public. >> it is difficult oo transmit. -- to transmit ktvu channel 2 news and we have the -- transminute and we have the right -- transmit and we have the right equipment. . >> it is going to take longer to stop this outbreak and make it -- put it back in its box. i expect that to take many months. >> we are dealing with the worse ebola outbreak in history. >> ahead of the centers for disease control and prevention
plans to go -- the head of the centers for disease control and prevention plans to go to west africa next week. john fowler, ktvu channel 2 news. >> on www.ktvu.com we have more information on the signs and symptoms of ebola. just look under hot topics. attorneys for the ncaa filed an intent to appeal a judge's ruling that they violated anti-trust laws. two weeks ago the judge ruled the ncaa violated the laws by restricting schools from paying student athletes. a judge said schools should be able to place money into a trust fund for players. b.a.r.t. has a new way to target thieves breaking into cars. >> major piece of the puzzle but not the entire piece. >> how the program works and
asks whether it is keeping your car safer. >> a woman is suing facebook for $100 million. the claims she is making against facebook and why she says every dime of the money she is asking for represents something. >> what a report reveals about the fight against cancer and how california could be doing a lot more.
a new report says california is falling short on policies to fight and prevent cancer. the report says california is making progress on preventing tobacco use and implementing smoke free laws but the state should be doing more to help people quick smoking. >> research shows we can prevent half of all cancer death physical everyone quit tobacco, exercise regularly and get cancer screenings. >> the report found when it comes to getting kids to exercise at school and keeping people out of tanning beds california is doing a good job. it is estimated 170,000 people in-will be diagnosed -- in california will be diagnosed from cancer. the drought is taking a toll on california's honey
degree. one bee keeper is producing 10% of the honey he does in a good year. >> you would see higher food costs. higher pollination fees and higher prices for the commodity of honey. >> a business says they don't have enough honey to go around. california is one of the largest honey producers in the country. a movie theater reopened today after being treated treated for bedbugs. on monday we told you about the infestation. two girls who watched a movie there said they were covered with bites afterwards. the group says small pockets of bedbugs were found. pest control workers wiped out the bugs. >> 2 investigates goes inside b.a.r.t.'s program to crack down on car break ins. >> people who want to break
into cars and people who park at b.a.r.t. should know that we take the crime seriously. >> we reveal the station where your car is most likely to become a target. >> forbidden items turning up at airports. the top five airports where tsa agents find guns and most are loaded. >> hasn't been that warm. the fog is at the coast. we are headed for a warm up towards the weekend. i will let you know which day will be the warmest. bulldog: you don't need to camp out
if your car is broken into in the bay area you can't always count on police coming out to investigate. they take those reports over the phone but b.a.r.t. has new program aimed at catching car burglars. the b.a.r.t. stations with the most break ins and whether or not the program is keeping your car safer. ktvu's melanie woodrow is live tonight. >> reporter: i am at the rock ridge b.a.r.t. station. there have been 10 break ins this year. a fraction compared to b.a.r.t. stations elsewhere. >> for years she has been trading traffic for the train. >> one less thing to worry about. >> till her commute was interrupted by crooks who broke
into her car four times. this year b.a.r.t. police say there have been 547 parking lot break ins across the 33 b.a.r.t. stations. >> i don't like feeling like i can't leave the smallest thing. >> hayward had 85 break ins. coliseum 65 break ins. pittsburg 44 break ins. and the year isn't over yet. >> we have experienced an uptick. >> he says a new b.a.r.t. police program is aimed at catching criminals. >> officers process. >> this year they lifted 12 prints. that accounts for a fraction of hundreds of break ins. they identified 5 suspects who are linked to multipleple a b.a.r.t. with a -- multiple b.a.r.t.
parking lot burglaries. he said b.a.r.t. police budgeted $50,000 for finger printing contract services. >> we take the crime seriously. >> the program may be catching suspects but it doesn't offer her peace of mind. >> what i like to see them doing is doing more patrolling the lots. >> reporter: 190 officers and 39 community service officers patrol 24 hours a day but break ins still happen. >> we are doing what everybody wants us to do. taking public transportation and in return we would like to know our cars are secure. >> even though there have been 547 break ins, b.a.r.t. police say there are 46,000 parking spaces and they will sends 50 officers to finger printing training. it takes months to get the prints back from a county crime
lab because they will process prints from violent crimes first. since b.a.r.t. contracts out they are able to get the prints back faster. reporting live, melanie woodrow, ktvu channel 2 news. >> if you have a story you meant us to look in to, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. b.a.r.t. is launching a new effort to clean up stations. next monday a crew will be removing garbage and human waste. they will be working on the downtown san francisco stations from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. cut backs during the recession forced them to trim their cleaning crews. all right. weather now. a lot of people had their first week back to school. bill martin joins us with a look at what is ahead. feels like the edge of fall. [ talking at the same time ] >> great point. the visibility, the air quality
has been great. brisk winds. on shore flow and good air quality. visibility. look at that. looks like spring time. or october or november. this time of year with pollutants you don't see this air quality. we had great air quality and temperatures are below what you expect. here are the numbers from today. livermore 90 degrees. one of the warm pots. 87 antioch. highs tomorrow cooler than these. but very similar. tomorrow will feel like today. except inland a degree or two cooler. san diego, southern california, they are getting hammered. right? look at that. big rain and thunderstorms. we have nothing like that to talk about. just dealing with fog that will be lingering at the coast. except the difference here, it is not -- you can see it here. it is not pushing in over the hills. the inversion is shallower. it is not having that big push.
i have been showing you fog that is making it over into berkeley but now you have it at the coast. we will go into a warmer trend as high pressure sets itself up. high pressure will increase our temperatures as we get into the weekend and next week. we will warm up next week. mid-90s. 14 miles per hour winds in livermore. 22 miles per hour winds at sfo. and highs, the current highs, highs tomorrow will look like the current highs. upper 80s. 63 through the city tomorrow. mid-60s. 70s. east bay hills. low 70s. concord. livermore, clayton. morgan hill, 80s. nice mild pattern. did we do fire stories? we didn't. did we?
no. says a lot. this time of year we get brush fire as lot. august -- fires a lot. august, september. we are not seeing them. temperatures warm up next week. we will do brush fires because we will be talking about increasing temperatures. but tomorrow another beautiful day. clear atmosphere. good air quality. and mild temperatures temperatures for your bay area friday. the five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view, you can see it warms up. the top numbers are the warmest spots. 90 by tuesday in the warmest spots. wednesday and thursday mid-90s. >> do the apartment fire in oakland -- >> no brush fires. [ talking at the same time ] >> thank you. a lawsuit against facebook for $123 million. why one woman says they didn't do enough to protect her from a revenge porn profile made to look like her and the interesting way she came up with the amount of money she is
asking for. >> julie haener is here now for what we are working on for 6:00 p.m. >> coming up an odometer fraud suspect behind bars facing 80 charges. >> i was like somebody final a got him. >> why she says he owes the people hatcheted more than just their -- he cheated more than just their money back. >> an apartment fire displaces 30 people, a look at the damage and the fears from victims facing an uncertain future. these stories and much more coming up new at 6:00 p.m.
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texas woman is suing facebook for $100 million. she says she begged them to take down a fake pornographic profile created with her name but facebook ignored her. she claims facebook finally took the profile down only after houston police got involved and subpoenaed the company to find out who was responsible for the profile. >> there is no reason this should have happened to me. >> she is suing facebook for $123 million, that is 10 cents for each of the sites 1.23
billion members. laptops, paspered and wedding rings are -- pass ports and wedding rings are a few things passengers left behind at san francisco international airport. today the tsa showed us the belongings they are left holding every year and ktvu's tom vacar looked at it. >> a treasure-trove of stuff passengers forget. >> they are under panic panic and stress and they forget simple things. >> reporter: the airport travel agency handles storage. >> we have false teeth. and the lady who called about that wanted them back because her husband couldn't eat. >> 20,000 items at sfo just since the beginning of the year. >> since the first of the year
here at sfo tsa found 907 laptops. 350 memory stricks. 85 passports. six strollers and 2300 pairs of sunglasses and belts. whatever the item whether you don't want to lose it or can't afford to lose it, put alliable with -- label with it. >> if your name is on it and we can contact you we will. don't take off small jewelry or wedding ring unless you are asked to do so. if you have keys or thumb drive, stick it in your care a on. >> reporter: if the tsa doesn't have it -- >> if you believe you lost an article, where was it left at? >> reporter: if left anywhere else and turned in it will be with lost and found. if left on the plane and turned
in it will be with the baggage office. tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >> while we were looking at the things people lost at sfo security check points we discovered the tsa is finding more guns. last year the tsa founds more than 1800 guns at u.s. airports. that is 16% higher than had year before. >> this year we are on pace to break last year's record so the numbers go up. >> tsa agents in atlanta found the most guns in the nation. 111. at dallas, 96. 68 at houston. 66 at phoenix. and 51 at denver. what is interesting here, 81% of the guns founds were loaded. cash, guns is marijuana were all uncoved in a bust. -- uncovered in a bust. he is accused of growing and
selling marijuana. sheriff's deputies found a major crow operation, 2700 marijuana plants -- grow operation, 2700 marijuana plants. now at 6:00 p.m. 30 people are without homes after flames ripped through an oakland apartment building. [ indiscernible ] >> the find firefighters are now investigating. >> the 49ers new field ripped out. the safety issues that prompted the team to dig up the turf. >> the suspect in one of the largest fraud investigations involving used cars in bay area history is facing dozens of charges. the long list of crimes he is accused of. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00
p.m. shifting through the ashes, people find what is left of their homes after a fire ripped through two apartment buildings last night leaving 33 homeless. hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am julie haener. >> investigators are zero in now on what sparked the fire. ktvu's john sasaki joins us live -- joins us live with the suspicious find that could help lead them to the cause. >> most people heard it, the sound of fireworks. but today all they could do was collect their things that survived. >> reporter: a difficult journey to take. back into your home in the wake of a major fire. [ indiscernible ] >> he returned to his apartment building with last night -- building where last